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Wildkats’ replace resolutions with words to guide year

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ONE WORD FOR 2024. The students of Shelby Thiel’s class started off the year with a one word activity. Their words are displayed in the window of her CTE classroom.

The shiny, flashing ball descends over Times Square, a million people counting down from ten as the clock strikes twelve, marking a new beginning for the whole world.

The New Year has arrived, meaning it’s the season of resolutions, which often consist of unrealistic goals with little to no planning. However, many people choose to have a word of the year. A word of the year is said to give a broader pathway to follow during the year and an energy to channel.

“It’s a single word encapsulating the kind of ideas, thoughts, and feelings felt throughout the year,” senior Stephen Brown said.

Some people choose a word of the year that aligns with a personal goal they have set for themselves

“My word of the year is consistent,” junior Melissa Guerrero said. “There are so many things I want to accomplish this year and I just need to stay consistent with it.”

Others choose a word of the year that describes the attitude they hope to go into the year with.

“My word of the year is confident,” senior Marina Wilson said. “If you just believe that you’re going to have a good day, you’re going to have a good day. I have to embody the energy I want to attract it.”

During the New Year,  people feel the need to change and better themselves, but some people simply choose a word that expresses the journey that they are on.

“My word of the year is inspire,” senior Ava Hardin said. “My goal this year is to find my inspiration and search for who and what I want to be.”

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